About the Written Exam
What is the Written Exam?
The Written Exam is a multiple-choice question test of core competencies in Concrete Pump operations. It's a test of general theory and safety, and not a test specific to any one category of pump machines.
The Written Exam can be either taken online or at a BC Test Centre. To facilitate the Written Exam, we use the assessment platform, Yardstick Measure.
What are the application fees?
- (Online) Virtually Proctored Examination: $250
- (Physical) Test Centre Examination: $350
The same fee applies for retest candidates.
What to expect with the exam?
The Written Exam will take about 1 hour (60 minutes) to complete. Each exam written contains a unique combination of multiple-choice questions from our question bank. These questions are selected for the exam on the basis of the content area. All of the questions have been reviewed by industry experts and a psychometrician.
From the Candidate Handbook pages 19 & 20, here are sample questions typical of the style and content of the questions used in the Written Exam.
Written Exam Outline
|Safety & Professionalism
|Pre-Operation Inspection (Pump Off)
|Pre-Operation Inspection (Power On/Off)
|Operating the Vehicle
|Setting up Pump & Components
|Operating Pump & Components
|Cleaning Pump & Components
How to pass the exam?
To successfully pass the Written Exam, the "minimum passing" score is 70%. Exam results are reported as a scaled value, ranging from 0 to 100 points. A minimum score of 70 is required to successfully pass the Written Exam. For more information see Test Scoring Information & Reporting in the Certification Policies section.
How do I schedule taking the Written Exam?
Handbook: Read the Written Examination section
(pg. 13 - pg. 20)
Read this Written Examination section in the Candidate Handbook for comprehensive information about the Written Exam - including the exam outline, sample questions to practice, test scoring information, and more.
Download the CCPO Candidate Handbook